On the Åland islands between Sweden and Finland you'll find an idyllic island lifestyle, historical manors, lighthouses, and a very talented Vectorworks user. Conny Hammar, founder of SAT Architects, uses Vectorworks software for all stages of design--from start to finish. He recently designed The Project Hammaren which is located just 1.5 kilometers from the center of Fasta Åland’s main port and capital, Mariehamn, and only 450 meters from the sea. The building will house 23 residential apartments and sit atop a tranquil, gardenlike area.
Like other advanced users, Hammar takes advantage of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) approach because BIM saves his team substantial time, yet it is easy to implement. He uses the same model to create drawings for plans, sections, and façades, and he considerably reduces the risk of errors and differences between the drawings since a change in one place automatically updates the sections and façades in another.
"Vectorworks software offers a great value and technology that supersedes AutoCAD and other competitors," notes Hammar. "The program allows me to work seamlessly through all design phases, which is not possible in the other programs I tested—and the price for the program is competitive."
To read more about The Project Hammaren and Hammar's BIM workflow, please visit the Success Stories section on our website.